Even though it took a couple quarters, the Oklahoma State offense put on a clinic in Mobile as it put up more than 500 yards against South Alabama. In the 44-7 win for the Cowboys, quarterback Mason Rudolph set the OSU record for passing yards with 335 yards against South Alabama. He passes Brandon Weeden, who had 9,260 yards in his four years in Stillwater.
The Cowboys started out slow on offense against the Jaguars only scoring 17 in the first quarter and three in the second, but the defense came out strong and stayed strong. The OSU defense allowed only 163 total yards to go along with the four sacks and nine tackles for loss in the blowout win.
Mason Rudolph and the offense started slow having to punt on the first drive and settle for a field goal on the second, but connected with James Washington on a simple slant across the field that he turned into a 66 yard touchdown. After South Alabama punted for the third time in three drives, Rudolph hit LSU transfer Tyron Johnson three times on a long drive down the field for a short touchdown to Marcell Ateman.
After halftime, Jarrell Owens forced a fumble to give the Cowboy offense great field position to score a few plays later to jump start OSU offensive eruption. Rudolph and backup Keondre Wudtee, who entered the game at the end of the 3rd quarter, connected with 10 Cowboys on the way to 342 yards through the air. Ateman led the Cowboys with 5 receptions, while Washington barely missed 100 yards with 98 on his two catches.
The Pokes will face their first true road test next Saturday when they travel to Pittsburgh, who are 1-0 but face Penn State tomorrow night.